MLB -- Reduced suspension of Padres C Josh Bard from three games to two.
CARDINALS -- Activated OF Jim Edmonds from 15-day DL. Optioned P Andy Cavazos to Triple-A Memphis.
CUBS -- Purchased contract of C Jake Fox fromDouble-A Tennessee.
DEVIL RAYS -- Recalled P Jae Kuk Ryu and purchased contract of P Scott Dohmann from Triple-A Durham. Optioned IF Jorge Cantu to Durham. Designated OF Dustan Mohr for assignment.
GIANTS -- Activated P Jonathan Sanchez from 15-day DL. Optioned P Patrick Misch to Triple-A Fresno.
MARLINS -- Activated OF Cody Ross from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Eric Reed to Triple-A Albuquerque.
NATIONALS -- Signed P Hector Carrasco to minor league contract.
ORIOLES -- Activated P Jon Leicester from 60-day DL and designated him for assignment. Optioned P Garrett Olson to Triple-A Norfolk.
PHILLIES -- Agreed to terms with P Joe Savery.
PIRATES -- Acquirred IF Cesar Izturis and cash considerations from Cubs for player to be named.
RANGERS -- Placed P Akinori Otsuka on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 9. Recalled P ScottFeldman from Triple-A Oklahoma.
TIGERS -- Placed OF Marcus Thames on 15-day DL. Called up OF Timo Perez from Triple-A Toledo.
BOBCATS -- Re-signed F Gerald Wallace and G Matt Carroll to six-year contracts.
LAKERS -- Re-signed C Chris Mihm.
IOWA STATE -- Dismissed G Mike Taylor from men's basketball team after series of arrests.
JOHNS HOPKINS -- Signed men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala to four-year contract extension through 2013.
MCDANIEL -- Named Jim Reigel men's soccer coach.
CARDINALS -- Agreed with LB Buster Davis on three-year contract.
DOLPHINS -- Signed C Samson Satele to four-year contract.
PATRIOTS -- Signed LB Chad Brown. Released CB Antwain Spann, WR Jonathan Smith and TE Jake Nordin.
SEAHAWKS -- Released C Nick Jones.
STEELERS -- Released WR Gerran Walker and C Jared Retkofsky.
TEXANS -- Signed LB Zac Diles and DT Thomas Smith. Released TE Luke Smith-Anderson.
CAPITALS -- Re-signed C David Steckel to two-year contract and D Jamie Hunt to one-year contract.